Halfbrick today announced it has joined forces with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) and THQ to combine the chart-topping Fruit Ninja iOS app with the upcoming DreamWorks Animation motion picture Puss in Boots in theatres October 28, to create Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots. Adding Spanish and fairytale themes from the film to the core Fruit Ninja gameplay, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots features new modes and unlockable weapons and backgrounds. Fruit Ninja: Puss in Bootswill be available on October 20 for $.99 for iPhone and $1.99 for iPad (HD).
"The fun and adventure of the Puss in Boots world lends itself perfectly to the core gameplay of Fruit Ninja," said Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick. "We wanted to create something new and different for our fans while keeping the magic of Fruit Ninja intact, and we think Bandito Mode will keep even the most practiced players on their toes. It's totally rad!"
"This is a unique opportunity to combine one of the most popular animated cats of all time with one of the most popular games of all time," said Chris Hewish, head of global interactive for DreamWorks Animation, "and it highlights our commitment to working with the best talent in the world. I'm extremely pleased with how Halfbrick and THQ combined the authenticity of swordplay and the fun of fruit slashing."
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots features two new modes (Desperado and Bandito) and The Stash, filled with unlockable wallpapers and blades. A fresh take on Fruit Ninja's Classic Mode, Desperado Mode features new Magic Beans and enhanced waves and scoring. Developed exclusively for Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, Bandito Mode is a four-tiered challenge adventure where players must work through a number of increasingly difficult and varied slicing games. New "Puss in Boots" themed unlockable items available at The Stash include the Cat Cantina arena, the Firework blade and the Cat's Claw!